THE Philippine Army has condemned the killing of a member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Oriental Sunday, March 17.
Lt. Col. Randy Pagunuran, commanding officer of the 94th Infantry Batallion, identified the victim as Cerilo Malig-on, of Sitio Batong Buang, Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.
Pagunuran said Malig-on was killed by five armed men believed to be members of the NPA outside his house.
He said the incident was witnessed by Malig-on’s wife.
Pagunuran recalled that on March 14, NPA also executed an innocent civilian in Sitio Tuko, Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan.
“We strongly condemn the treacherous acts of the NPA. We decry the terroristic acts and brutalities of the NPA bandits,” Pagunuran said.
He said Guihulngan town has been covered with fear since these terrorists started to lord over the lives of the people through Special Partisan Unit operations.
“These are all in contrary their claims that they are protector of the masses and everyone must be given due process. This is also a solid proof of the NPA’s continuing campaign to take control and terrorize the helpless masses, that anyone who gets in their way will be killed,” he added. (MAP)